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Ledley's Talking Points: Penalty Heroes, Ruined Returns and Club Records

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Winners

96 players correctly predicted all seven of their selections this week to move onto leg two of the journey to the £1,000,000 prize. Ian Spence has now done so for the second week running, meaning he is now just two weeks away from the jackpot.

But in the weekly individual competition, it was Kevin Withey who took top spot, while Super 7 came out on top in the weekly team competition.

There has been a big shakeup in the race for the £1,000 end of season prize for most full houses. 433 players are now level on one each, 48 are ahead on two, but out in front with three each are the following six players:

Andy120 
Southy-SWFC
Sebella
Wizzard 1001
Shem the blade
Antony Smith 

Ledley scored 16 points this week.

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Ledley King's Talking Points

The North London Derby ended in a draw with Lloris being the hero to save Aubameyang’s late penalty at Wembley. It prevented a tough week becoming a disastrous one for Spurs, with Harry Kane netting his 9th goal in his 9th North London Derby. Now the focus turns to getting the job done in Dortmund.

Brendan Rodgers' start as new manager of Leicester was spoiled by Andre Gray’s late winner for Watford. It took 68 games for Rodgers to experience domestic defeat at Celtic, compared to just the 90 minutes at Leicester.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has broken another record, as Man United win eight consecutive away games in all competitions for the first time ever. “I hope we can extend that further in Paris, but rest assured none of us are thinking about that just yet,” he said.

Liverpool could only manage a goalless draw at Goodison Park as they fell behind Man City in the PL title race for the first time since December. The 0-0 result did make it a record 17 games unbeaten against their Merseyside rivals, though.

Pablo Hernandez scored after just 16 seconds as Leeds put four past promotion rivals West Brom to go temporarily top of the Championship on Friday night.  "I don't want to make excessive comments. When you win a game by a big difference it's better to be moderate in your analysis." said Bielsa.

Aston Villa romped to a one-sided victory over Derby, who suffered their 11th defeat in 12 games at Villa Park. The scoreboard read 4-0 at the break after Jack Grealish's sensational volley just before the half-time whistle.

Rotherham earned a survival bost with a 3-2 win at the New York Stadium against struggling Blackburn, who are without a league win in six games. The result means only goal difference separates the Millers from safety.

Stats

Most Popular Bankers 

Man Utd 3-2
Man City 1-0
Chelsea 2-1
Wolves 2-0
Brentford 3-0
Bury 3-0

Most Popular Draws 

Everton  0-0
Watford 2-1 
Burnley 1-3
Villa 4-0
Preston 1-1
Stoke 2-0

Bonus Points

Villa 4-0
Bristol R 4-0
Pompey 5-1
Solihull Moors 5-0

Matchweek 32 opens at 10am on Thursday.